International Student Application

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An international student is someone applying to Bakersfield College either with an F-1 visa or with the intent to obtain an F-1 visa, issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department of the United States government.

Admission Process and Required Documents: Please review the information below to understand the admission process to Bakersfield College as a full-time international student. Bakersfield College is required by U.S. government regulations to collect and review the materials listed below in order to issue the immigration documents necessary to obtain a student visa.

Complete the Prospective International Student Interest Form to learn more about ISS.

Semester and Application Deadlines

New International Applicants (Students applying for a new International Student Visa
Semester Application Deadline Semester Starts Semester Ends
Fall 2024 June 1, 2024 August 26, 2024 December 13, 2024
Spring 2025 December 1, 2024 January 21, 2025 May 16, 2025

*If the deadline has passed for the semester you are interested in, please email

International Student Application Packet

Applying to BC's International Student Program can be completed online. Students submit application documents in one email with attachments directly to Please follow this step-by-step guide to complete your enrollment.

Get Started: Gather & Submit Documents

Gather the required documents in the Application Packet depending on the type of application.

All application forms are fillable PDF forms. You will need a PDF reader to complete the forms; you may download a free PDF reader from

Please have the documents below ready to go:

  • Passport
  • HS Transcript
  • Personal Essay
  • English Scores
  • Bank Statement

Apply as a NEW International Student

Apply as a Transfer Student